Can someone explain triplets for me?
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Can someone explain triplets for me?

A triplet is where 3 notes are put into the space of 2 notes.
E.g.: three 16th notes triplets take the same amount of time as two normal 16th notes.
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A triplet is where 3 notes are put into the space of 2 notes.
E.g.: three 16th notes triplets take the same amount of time as two normal 16th notes.
so three notes played together quickly?
A triplet is where 3 notes are put into the space of 2 notes.

This is what is called a half note triplet. There is also Quarter note triplets, eighth note, and I suppose sixteenth note triplets.
music is usually divided into 4 beats per bar. if you r playing quavers you have 2 notes per beat. if u r playing triplets u have 3 notes per beat.
For quavers u will count: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and
For triplets count: 1 e a 2 e a 3 e a 4 e a
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so three notes played together quickly?

No. If you can count along to a song that has 4 beats in the bar (most likely, almost all the music you know) - tap your foot to the beat. Now, if you played 3 notes, evenly spaced between that beat and the next, that's a triplet.

eg -
Beat
1 2 3 4
Beat with triplets
1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4 and a 1 and a etc
basically 3 notes per beat.

so instead of counting a 4:4 measure like this

"one, two, three, four"

with each beat being a set of triplets, it will be like this

"One-and-a, two-and-a, three-and-a, four-and-a"
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^ putting the commas in is misleading, you don't actually pause anywhere. The words are said with even timing.
do you accent the first group of 3 ? ^